Sterling silver is probably a bigger part
of your life than you have ever imagined. If you
are a typical woman, you probably own several silver
necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry pieces.
Many men are fond of sterling silver neck chains,
bracelets and rings. On special occasions, you put
aside your daily-use plates and settings in favor of
your sterling silver tableware. Silver is so
precious that we even refer to a married couple's 25th
year together as their Silver Anniversary.
We aim to provide a wealth
of information about silver, sterling silver, and silver
care for the buyer of sterling jewelry, art, dinnerware,
flatware, and other silver items. Information is
provided in the form of brief articles, indexed in the
column to the right.
We are constantly adding to our library of articles, so
please give us your ideas for new ones!
The authors of this guide are producers
of sterling silver jewelry, but this particular site is
noncommercial. It was developed to answer many
questions that our customers have asked over the years
Tired of fighting tarnish? Consider
sterling silver products made of Argentium®, a new
sterling alloy that contains germanium. This
element makes sterling tarnish-resistant. (Go
Of course, this new alloy is not going to
help you deal with the tarnish on products you already
own. With simply storage and display strategies,
you can get the upper hand on sterling silver tarnish!
Think you are allergic or skin-sensitive
to silver? You very well could be. But did you
know that many people react to silver, gold and other
jewelry items because of nickel in the alloy used?
If you can sculpt in clay, you can sculpt
with silver. The family of silver PMC products
gives artists and jewelry makers an exciting way to
If you have a question about silver that
is not answered here, please
We are happy to add to this site, as needed, to ensure
that all visitors' questions are answered. Our
goal is to provide a "one-stop" site that addresses
every question consumers might have about buying and
caring for silver.
For The Consumer. We have
made our "articles" brief and to the
point. As such, you should be able to read through
the entire index of articles listed to the right in
perhaps twenty minutes. If you are thinking about
buying sterling silver jewelry, tableware or other
products, we encourage you to
start with our first article -- "What Is Silver?" -- and
click your way down the entire list of articles.
In no time you will know everything you need to know to
be a wise buyer of jewelry, dining accessories and more!
For Merchants. If you sell
sterling silver items on the web or through a bricks and
mortar store, feel free to let your customers know about
The teapot above is by Yuki Yagisawa, image courtesy of
Taboo Studio. The beautiful
and sugar set is circa 1940; image courtesy of
Glass Menagerie. The four-piece vintage
Bradford sterling silver tea service photo courtesy of
Perry's Fine, Antique and Estate Jewelry.